postmortems

Dan Choi: ‘Being In The Closet Is a Poison’

On March 19, 2009, Dan Choi came out on Rachel Maddow’s television program. Last month, he was formally fired from the military for acknowledging he was not born heterosexual. On Thursday, he returned to Maddow’s show. He’s now a civilian for the first time since he was 18. His story is but one of thousands the U.S. government has voluntarily participated in.